Real-time collaboration tools allow for multiple workers to access documents, workbooks, complete tasks digitally and simultaneously share, edit, and create together. Collaboration tools increase both the productivity and turnaround time for deliverables and initiatives.
As an example, teams may collaborate on a sales opportunity, including developing a proposal where multiple departments, including sales, delivery, and marketing coordinate a response together remotely and in real time using SharePoint Online and MS Teams. Currently, this is the way BDO operates, with all employees working from home. Edits, versions, and approvals are all managed through the collaboration tools and workflows.
In this example, the files are saved to the cloud, backed up securely with versioning and can be accessed or viewed remotely. It's important to note that robust security policies can be applied to ensure appropriate access control.
Having a cloud backup also provides protection and insurance against ransomware attacks.
Technologies: Google Docs, SharePoint Online, DocuSign, MS Teams, Slack, and Trello